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Configuring the Solid State Disk on NFX350 Device

NFX350 devices support two external Solid State Disks (SSDs) for customer data, logging and VNF data. These two SSDs work independently.

You can configure the Solid State Disk (SSD) on the NFX350 device for local persistent storage.

  • It is highly recommended not to use third-party external SSDs on NFX350 devices.

  • You must plug in the external SSD when the NFX350 device is in powered off state. You can use the SSD only after you initialize and add the SSD to the NFX350 device.

  • When an external SSD is initialized for a particular NFX350 device, you can use that SSD with that particular device only.

  • If an external SSD is present during the installation (USB/clean-install/zeroize), then the SSD is initialized to be used with the NFX350 current device. If the external SSD is not present during the installation and is inserted later, then use the request vmhost storage external-disk-1 initialize [force] commands to initialize the external disk.

To initialize and add an SSD:

  1. Log in to the JCP CLI and enter configuration mode:
  2. Initialize an SSD:

    There are two slots for SSD, slot 0 and slot 1. The disk name should be either public-disk0 or public-disk1 based on the SSD slot.


    You can store VNF images in the /var/public-disk1 folder.

  3. Add an SSD:
  4. Verify whether the SSD is added:

    In the output message, /var/public shows details of the internal SSD and /var/public-disk1 shows details of the external SSD that is plugged in slot1.

  5. (Optional) Re-initialize the SSD:

    Upgrade using USB re-initializes and adds the external SSD.

To remove the SSD:

  1. Remove the SSD:

  2. Power off the device.

  3. Remove the SSD.


SSD is not formatted when you remove it. To erase the data before removing the SSD, re-initialize the SSD.